Empyrean Armor

Empyrean armor, originally from Abyssea, is the third set of job specific armor you’ll receive on your journey to level 99. Most players will acquire their first pre-augmented set through the Adventure Quest storyline and purchase subsequent pieces from the Adventure Coffer next to Trystol in Western Adoulin.

Once players reach level 99, the base empyrean (AF3) gear can be reforged into level 99 versions. Vainrachault in Western Adoulin will assist you with converting your base empyrean gear to more advanced stages once you have unlocked his services.


Be aware that the augments on your base empyrean armor will not be transferred to your upgraded version. You’ll need to reaugment your items accordingly at each step.

Keep that in mind in how you use augments for low-level versions.

Upgrade Recipes

To upgrade your base AF3 to the first level 99 tier, i119 +1, you’ll need to unlock the corresponding tier of upgrades with Vainrachault. Players who complete the Adventure Quest storyline will unlock tier 1 as part of the level 99 quest.

Tier 1 upgrades players to the ‘final’ empyrean armor step at this time. When SquareEnix adds Empyrean +2 and +3 versions, we’ll add those in.

Starter Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Lv90 AQ Reforged AF3+1

30x Alexandrite
20x Tanzanite Jewels
  • Players can acquire Alexandrite and Tanzanite Jewels from daily hunts and daily BCNMs.